Undergraduate internships

Undergraduate internships

Want to get hands-on experience while you study, and open up new possibilities for your career? Then an internship might be for you!

Internship features:

  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Can be paid or unpaid depending on the industry partner
  • Available in a wide range of host organisations, including for profit and not-for profit
  • Includes academic and work supervisor assessment activities
  • Students can find their own industry placements and projects
  • SCI3920 and SCI3501 are available in semester 1 and 2 and summer semester A & B; SCI3501 is also available in winter semester
  • Duration: 120 hours of placement is required.

Undergraduate internship units:

  • SCI3920 – Science Internship
  • SCI3501 – Impact Through Science 3A (Global Challenges students only).

Eligibility

Key Dates:

Application and Approval Process

Select a suitable placement type:

Option A – Monash Sourced placement: Choose this option if you want the Faculty to find you a suitable placement. Note that this is a competitive process.
Information about the Monash Sourced placements

Option B – Student Sourced Internship: You may wish to approach a host organisation of your own choosing and find yourself a placement. For more details on how to find your own placement, see the Information about Student Sourced placements sheet.

International placements

According to current DFAT advice, students are not permitted to travel to undertake any programs overseas at this time.  Therefore, only students residing in their country of citizenship or permanent residency may undertake a placement offshore until further notice.  The placements must be student sourced.

Depending on the location of your placement, your placement may need to be 100% remote. Upon submitting an expression of interest (see instructions below) we will be able to advise .

As part of your student sourced application, you may be asked to provide evidence of your residency and required insurances in the country of placement.

How do I apply for an offshore student sourced placement?

Off-shore key dates Winter and Semester 2

Winter - You must submit an expression of interest form first by 12 April.
***No Expressions of interest will be accepted beyond this date***
If you receive approval to submit an application, you must submit on Inplace by 26 April.


Semester 2 -  You must submit an expression of interest form first by 10 May.
***No Expressions of interest will be accepted beyond this date***
If you receive approval to submit an application, you must submit on Inplace by 24 May.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Science WIL Team